[webkit-dev] svn-* scripts

Joseph Pecoraro joepeck02 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 17:57:06 PDT 2009

On Aug 21, 2009, at 8: 32PM, Darin Adler wrote:
> I’m a little irritated that we’re changing our Subversion scripts,  
> svn-create-patch, svn-apply, and svn-unapply into WebKit-specific  
> scripts. Previously, they were scripts that were independent of the  
> particular project that enhanced Subversion in a non-project- 
> specific way. I used the WebKit version on many projects other than  
> the WebKit project.
> I think the names should change if we’re changing them to do WebKit- 
> specific things.

I don't think the change I did before was WebKit specific.  And the  
changes (not committed) to svn-[un]apply only reflect the changes to  
svn-create-patch, but are again not WebKit specific.  These changes  
ensure that patches are created and applied from the root of any SVN  
Repository (which in fact is what git does by default and makes the  
most sense by removing any possible ambiguity or forcing someone to  
know which directory they should apply a patch).  There has been some  
loss of functionality [1], but that can be fixed.

[1] Create a patch without svn-create-patch which contains paths not  
from the repository's root and then attempting to use svn-apply or svn- 
unapply to deal with the patch.

These are the only changes I know of.  If there are any others its  
possible they may be WebKit specific.

- Joseph Pecoraro

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